George Washington


Happy Independence Day – Warriors Trail

In Congress, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which […]


Shades of Death (The Gauntlet Runner Book II) – Review

Immerse yourself into the dense forests of the Eastern frontier during war time.  Follow in the footsteps of legendary historical figures such as George Washington, Edward Braddock, and the Ottawa Chief Pontiac.  Entrench yourself into the drama of loved ones trying to reunite their family across miles of heavily traveled Woodland Indian paths. If you […]


This Date In French & Indian War History (June 4, 1754)

On this day in 1754, during the Seven Years’ War, a 22-year-old lieutenant colonel in theVirginia militia named George Washington begins construction of a makeshift Fort Necessity. The fort was built to defend his forces from French soldiers enraged by the murder of Ensign Joseph Coulon de Jumonville while in Washington’s custody. One month later, the French, led […]


This Date In French & Indian War History (May 28, 1754)

On this day in 1754, a 22-year-old lieutenant colonel of the Virginia militia named George Washington successfully defeats a party of French and Indian scouts in southwest Pennsylvania as Virginia attempts to lay claim to the territory for its own settlers.  The action snowballed into a world war and began the military career of the […]


The Gauntlet Runner – A Tale From The French and Indian War

Being a fan of historical fiction, I thought it would be appropriate to help promote the book:  The Gauntlet Runner: A Tale From The French and Indian War by S. Thomas Bailey.   Mr. Bailey does a remarkable job with his descriptive depth of historical detail along the Eastern Frontier.  This novel is definitely a […]


This Day In History (5/28/1754)

“On this day in 1754, a 22-year-old lieutenant colonel of the Virginia militia named George Washington successfully defeats a party of French and Indian scouts in southwest Pennsylvania as Virginia attempts to lay claim to the territory for its own settlers.  The action snowballed into a world war and began the military career of the first American commander […]


The Ferguson Rifle: Could Have Changed the American Revolution (2nd Ed.)

“From demonstrating his rifle in front of King George III in October, 1776, to his death at the Battle of Kings Mountain, author Tim L. Jarvis tells the story of Patrick Ferguson and his patented breech loading rifle known as the Ferguson Rifle. The author provides facts, based off of original primary source documentation, as […]


Triumphant Return To Fort Duquesne

“Triumphant Return To Fort Duquesne” out of the “Braddock Series” is one of my favorite paintings done by artist, Robert Griffing.  I am proud to say, this painting is a part of my collection. “While the parting light of day lingers in the beautiful valley of the Ohio, the victorious warriors announce their success with […]


The Crisis by Thomas Paine (Part 2)

I shall conclude this paper with some miscellaneous remarks on the state of our affairs; and shall begin with asking the following question, Why is it that the enemy have left the New England provinces, and made these middle ones the seat of war?  The answer is easy: New England is not infested with Tories, […]


The Crisis by Thomas Paine (Part 1)

December 23, 1776 These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have […]